Problems using VMware Fusion to play game

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by zbasarab, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. zbasarab macrumors member

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    I am using VMware fusion 2 to play Medieval 2 total war on my umacbook 2.0.

    The game works fine when i log in, but once i get in game, the ocean on the game map is black and white and then the entire screen loses pixelation when i scroll.

    what is the cause of this?

    thanks
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    fusion does not give direct access to the graphics chip
     
  3. zbasarab thread starter macrumors member

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    Should I e using bootcamp then? would that work???
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    it would work tons better
     
  5. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    You need bootcamp. If you don't own a Windows license I suggest download the Windows 7 RC from Microsoft and preordering Windows 7 Home Premium for $49.99 on Amazon. That is 50% off the retail price.
     
  6. zbasarab thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the advice! :)
     
  7. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    The last Leopard update also broke Direct X support in Fusion so that could be the problem.
     
  8. nullx86 macrumors 6502a

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    There's never been Direct X support under Virtualization, so I dont know what your thinking of.
    Two reasons why gaming under VM (Virtual Machines, not VWFusion specifically) doesnt work:
    1) No Direct X support
    2)Graphics Card is not given access to VM, only CPU (There arent any GPU Instructions like there are CPU Instructions...)
     
  9. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Fusion virtualizes Direct X for 3D gaming, the last Leopard update broke it
     

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